Escondido police looking for convicted sex offender

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Escondido police sought Tuesday a 55-year-old sex offender who failed to update his registration information, as required by law.

Since October, John Patrick Butler has been in violation of registration requirements stemming from a conviction for oral copulation with a minor under 14 years of age, according to the California Megan’s Law database.

Butler is white, 5 feet 8 and 200 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. Escondido police said he has a tattoo of a moon and stars on his left forearm and a wizard tattoo on his right forearm.

Anyone with information on Butler’s whereabouts was asked to call police dispatch at 760-839-4722, or to contact the Escondido Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 760-743-8477.